Business and Law academic achieves publication in NATURE

Friday, 12 September 2014

Dr Hao Tan of the Newcastle Business School discusses China's renewable energy strategy in Nature

Newcastle Business School's Dr Hao Tan, along with colleague, Professor John Mathews from Macquarie University, has had an article accepted for publication in Nature*. The article, 'Manufacture renewables to build energy security', will appear in the September issue.

In the article Tan argues that nations' energy security can be enhanced through production and use of renewable devices such as solar cells and wind turbines. By doing so the narrative around renewables can change; renewables go beyond being just means to reduce carbon emissions to also being a source of energy security. In this regard the industrial development of the renewable energy sector in China serves as a good example.

China's rise to become the world's largest power producer and source of carbon emissions through burning coal is well recognised. But the nation's renewable energy systems are expanding even faster than its use of fossil-fuel and nuclear power. China leads the world in the production and use of wind turbines, solar-photovoltaic cells and smart-grid technologies, generating almost as much water, wind and solar energy as all of France and Germany's power plants combined.

*Nature is the world's most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal with an Impact Factor of 38.597.

Download a copy of the article here.

Listen to Dr Tan's co-author, Professor John A. Matthews, discuss this article on the Nature Podcast.

Learn more about Dr Tan at his Researcher Profile.

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